Tam’s not too good at goodbyes :(
Let me take you back to a quiet morning in the GF office just a few weeks ago. There we were, deputy ed Bree and I, sitting huddled by the phone in my office waiting for Lucy Hale to pick up. As big fans of hers it was kinda nerve-racking, because the thing with A-listers is you never know how they’re *really* gonna be. We’re used to seeing Lucy as Aria Montgomery on PLL, and doubletapping her flawless selfies on Insta, but what’s she like IRL? The answer is: she’s the freaking best.
Her warmth radiated through the phone, and we totally bonded over first crushes, scary movies and bad outfit choices. In the spirit of her new movie Truth Or Dare, nothing was off limits. Lucy Hale = the BFF we all need.
We’ve got so many amazing dreambabes in this issue. Maddie Ziegler fans out over Zendaya on page 80, and modelof-the-moment Kaia Gerber tells us how she balances homework with walking the runway for Versace. NBD.
It’s a really great time to be a girl. We’ve had Wonder Woman break down the barriers of the superhero stereotype, and the biggest names in film uniting under the #timesup crusade to campaign for gender equality. As Lucy says in our chat, it’s about time. The world is forming one massive unstoppable girl gang, and at GF we’re doing our bit to empower you to get what’s yours. On page 28 we launch The Girlfriend Movement, our new campaign designed to take you one step further towards your goals. We asked real heroines to share their wisdom on what it takes, from actors to athletes, influencers to ballerinas and a snowboarder bound for the winter Paralympics. Check it out from page 30, and look out for this stamp for more girlpowered good vibes.
I’m getting emotional writing this because it’s my last issue in the ed’s chair here at GF (crying real tears!) so I wanted to say a huge heartfelt thank you for reading, following, DM’ing and literally keeping me inspired for the past two years. You are amazing, and the world better be ready for what you have to bring.
Maddie, Kaia and Lucy = honorary members of the GF girl squad.